This post is about questions I’ve heard recently:
How do you make your training plan?
Training is all about scheduling and staying motivated. I’m creative in training plans, but I usually like to check out a few “I know this works” training plan websites to be sure I’m on the right track. I do a little web surfing and mesh the plans into one big schedule. It’s a pretty hectic schedule, with a full time 8-5 job, twin boys that have the energy levels of little Energizer Bunnies, my husband’s training plan (Aaron - a teacher and track coach with his schedule full of practices and meets), all while making sure to fit in family dinners and plenty of play time.
What mileage are you at?
Brooke and Kouba came up with our long run schedule back in January. We were sure to hover around 18-20 miles for a while for all those “just in case” weekends when we have sick kids, vacations, or unwilling legs.
Long Run Schedule:
Jan – March: built up to 14 miles
March 28: 16
April 11: 18
April 25: 20
May 9: 20
May 23: 22
June 6: 24
June 20: 26
June 27: Olympic distance triathlon (Brooke and Kouba are running a half marathon)
July 10: 50K
How do you fit it all in?
Sunday: Long trail run - 8am
Monday: Recovery spinning class - 5:30am
Tuesday: 50-70 min run – 6pm
Wednesday: Group Power class – 5:45 am + 20-30 minutes of cardio
Thursday: Off –or- 30-50 min run – 6pm
Friday: Off – or- swim – 8:30pm (yes, it makes for very exciting Friday nights)
Saturday: Group Power or Centergy (Pilates + Yoga) class – 10:15am – or long bike ride – or evening swim at 7pm
I’m also a sub for spinning classes at Superior Athletic Club. This week – I teach twice, three times next week, and once on April 5. I try not to alter my schedule when I’m subbing, I look at it as added cardio time.
Do you ever get burned out?
There are many times where I’d rather put my feet up and take a nap. My workout time is me time. I remind myself of how I feel after the first five minutes of getting warmed up. How great it clear my mind of work, crying children, and open my eyes and look at the beautiful valley I live in. That usually is enough to get me out the door.
I know it really helps me to see my plan in writing. Feel free to share any training plans you may have – for any race. I love seeing how other people train for things and any tips on how to fit things in!